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British warplanes are already in the skies over Iraq waiting to attack
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British warplanes are already in the skies over Iraq waiting to attack

Sep 27th 2014, 3:19 PM 7,760 Views 138 Comments

The Tornado combat jets took off from an RAF base in Cyprus.

Poll: Would you support the use of Irish airports for attacks on Islamic State militants?
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Poll: Would you support the use of Irish airports for attacks on Islamic State militants?

Sep 27th 2014, 10:18 AM 22,700 Views 220 Comments

Should Ireland join the international coalition?

US flying "near continuous" bombing raids but warn "ground component" will be needed
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US flying "near continuous" bombing raids but warn "ground component" will be needed

Sep 27th 2014, 10:04 AM 6,784 Views 42 Comments

The US is planning to train and arm 5,000 Syrian rebels.

Explainer: What is happening with the Islamic State group?
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Explainer: What is happening with the Islamic State group?

Sep 27th 2014, 7:56 AM 11,326 Views 42 Comments

Why has there been a spate of beheadings? What should the group be referred to as? Has the West just gone to war with them?

British and Belgian politicians vote to join air strikes on Islamic State
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British and Belgian politicians vote to join air strikes on Islamic State

Sep 26th 2014, 11:45 PM 10,482 Views 173 Comments

Speaking today, David Cameron told MPs “there is no more serious issue than asking our armed forces to put themselves in harm’s way to protect our country”.

Ireland to examine updating terror laws following UN resolution on foreign fighters
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Ireland to examine updating terror laws following UN resolution on foreign fighters

Sep 26th 2014, 3:05 PM 12,482 Views 185 Comments

Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan said Europeans joining Islamist State group is a ‘serious problem’.

Will Britain join the US-led airstrikes on ISIS?.. MPs vote today
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Will Britain join the US-led airstrikes on ISIS?.. MPs vote today

Sep 26th 2014, 7:12 AM 3,312 Views 33 Comments

David Cameron has urged Britain not to be “frozen with fear” about re-entering conflict in Iraq.

Islamic State plot to attack US and Paris subway systems revealed
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Islamic State plot to attack US and Paris subway systems revealed

Sep 25th 2014, 10:50 PM 14,275 Views 115 Comments

He told reporters today that he had been alerted to the plan to target systems in the US and Paris which involved militants from that country who are part of IS.

Poll: Do you support US-led airstrikes on the Islamic State group?
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Poll: Do you support US-led airstrikes on the Islamic State group?

Sep 25th 2014, 9:31 AM 14,075 Views 191 Comments

They killed 19 people last night, including 5 civilians and one child.

New video shows beheading of Frenchman by Islamic State militants
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New video shows beheading of Frenchman by Islamic State militants

Sep 24th 2014, 11:24 PM 42,920 Views 213 Comments

Herve Gourdel, a French hiker, was abducted at the weekend.

Cameron recalls British parliament to vote on joining air strikes in Iraq
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Cameron recalls British parliament to vote on joining air strikes in Iraq

Sep 24th 2014, 7:21 PM 4,390 Views 37 Comments

Speaking after talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi, Cameron said he was “confident” that members of the House of Commons would authorise the move.

Captured British aid worker pleads for his life in audio file sent to his wife
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Captured British aid worker pleads for his life in audio file sent to his wife

Sep 23rd 2014, 9:32 PM 13,625 Views 17 Comments

Alan Henning was seized during an aid mission to Syria last December.

Fleeing ISIS: More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have now crossed into Turkey
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Fleeing ISIS: More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have now crossed into Turkey

Sep 22nd 2014, 9:40 AM 4,818 Views 32 Comments

Extremists with Islamic State have seized dozens of villages in the past week.

Wife of British taxi driver captured by Islamic State pleads with captors to release him
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Wife of British taxi driver captured by Islamic State pleads with captors to release him

Sep 21st 2014, 8:06 AM 13,278 Views 24 Comments

“I cannot see how it could assist any State’s allow the world to see a man like Alan dying,” she said.

France is the first nation to join the US in attacking Islamic State...
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France is the first nation to join the US in attacking Islamic State...

Sep 19th 2014, 2:43 PM 9,081 Views 57 Comments

… but refused to support the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

US bombs Islamic State near Baghdad for first time
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US bombs Islamic State near Baghdad for first time

Sep 16th 2014, 7:45 AM 9,060 Views 51 Comments

Last week Obama ordered a “relentless” war against the Islamic State.

Countries to support Iraq by "any means necessary" against Islamic State
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Countries to support Iraq by "any means necessary" against Islamic State

Sep 15th 2014, 10:39 PM 12,049 Views 85 Comments

30 diplomats met today in Paris on the issue.

German court puts first alleged Islamic State jihadist on trial
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German court puts first alleged Islamic State jihadist on trial

Sep 15th 2014, 3:00 PM 6,399 Views 0 Comments

Prosecutors say there is no evidence he was plotting an attack in Germany.

Family of British man kidnapped by ISIS ask his captors to make contact
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Family of British man kidnapped by ISIS ask his captors to make contact

Sep 13th 2014, 12:27 PM 7,651 Views 32 Comments

Islamic State has threatened to kill David Haines, who was kidnapped in March last year.

White House makes it official: The US is at war with Islamic State
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White House makes it official: The US is at war with Islamic State

Sep 13th 2014, 8:08 AM 15,873 Views 72 Comments

“The United States is at war with ISIS in the same way that we are at war with Al-Qaeda”.

CIA triples its estimate of the number of Islamic State fighters
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CIA triples its estimate of the number of Islamic State fighters

Sep 12th 2014, 7:41 AM 5,627 Views 21 Comments

Up to 2,000 Westerners are fighting with the group, the intelligence agency says.

US authorises $25m in military aid to help Iraq fight IS
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US authorises $25m in military aid to help Iraq fight IS

Sep 10th 2014, 11:41 PM 4,726 Views 23 Comments

US President Barack Obama authorised the aid today.

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John Kerry travels to Middle East to hold anti-IS talks

Sep 9th 2014, 10:29 AM 3,469 Views 22 Comments

Saudi has confirmed the Arab anti-IS talks with Kerry for Thursday.

Steven Sotloff's family speak out for the first time since his death
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Steven Sotloff's family speak out for the first time since his death

Sep 4th 2014, 7:26 AM 7,490 Views 29 Comments

“He ultimately sacrificed his life to bring their story to the world.”

Obama vows US 'will not be intimidated' by Islamic State jihadists
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Obama vows US 'will not be intimidated' by Islamic State jihadists

Sep 3rd 2014, 9:07 PM 8,452 Views 108 Comments

Terrorism experts say the group is not as strong as pre-911 Al-Qaeda.

US journalist Steven Sotloff 'beheaded by Islamic State' in newly released video
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US journalist Steven Sotloff 'beheaded by Islamic State' in newly released video

Sep 2nd 2014, 10:14 PM 41,898 Views 378 Comments

Sotloff appeared in the video in which James Foley was killed.

Opinion: Croke Park war plane stunt betrayed the history of the GAA
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Opinion: Croke Park war plane stunt betrayed the history of the GAA

Sep 2nd 2014, 1:00 PM 177 Views 191 Comments

The fly-past of two US war planes was no doubt great entertainment for many, but it also trivialises the brutal machinery of war.

Amnesty: IS have carried out "acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale"
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Amnesty: IS have carried out "acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale"

Sep 2nd 2014, 7:14 AM 7,923 Views 65 Comments

The human rights group says IS fighters have carried out “systematic ethnic cleansing” in northern Iraq.

Irish and UK authorities to launch new terrorist flight watchlist
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Irish and UK authorities to launch new terrorist flight watchlist

Sep 1st 2014, 10:45 PM 18,874 Views 130 Comments

Irish and UK intelligence sharing is “at an all time high.”

Breakthrough against IS: Iraqi troops reach town of Amerli, ending 2-month siege
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Breakthrough against IS: Iraqi troops reach town of Amerli, ending 2-month siege

Aug 31st 2014, 7:40 PM 7,775 Views 18 Comments

It’s the biggest offensive success for the Iraqi government since IS militants overran large areas of the country in June.

'We will go home one day': Yazidis determined to return to their temples and normal lives
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'We will go home one day': Yazidis determined to return to their temples and normal lives

Aug 30th 2014, 10:15 AM 3,764 Views 0 Comments

“We were pushed out of Sinjar, but even if (the jihadists) come here, I would rather die for this temple than leave Iraq.”

UK increases terror threat level from "substantial" to "severe"
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UK increases terror threat level from "substantial" to "severe"

Aug 29th 2014, 10:44 PM 30,573 Views 173 Comments

There is no evidence however to suggest that an attack is imminent.

Islamic State releases another beheading video
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Islamic State releases another beheading video

Aug 29th 2014, 10:44 PM 28,956 Views 150 Comments

The video shows a Kurdish man being killed and follows the release of a number of videos which militants claim show the mass killing of Syrian soldiers.

Opinion: Dramatic change is needed in American foreign policy – the people have no appetite for war
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Opinion: Dramatic change is needed in American foreign policy – the people have no appetite for war

Aug 28th 2014, 1:15 PM 33 Views 56 Comments

The US must no longer be impulsively ready to employ its military around the world either for its own or for others’ ends.

Obama okays spy planes over Syria... but no airstikes yet
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Obama okays spy planes over Syria... but no airstikes yet

Aug 26th 2014, 8:42 AM 5,044 Views 46 Comments

The US has long resisted taking action against IS inside Syria, but it’s believed the militants’ murder of journalist James Foley may have altered the President’s approach.

James Foley wrote a letter to his family while in captivity and it's beautiful
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James Foley wrote a letter to his family while in captivity and it's beautiful

Aug 25th 2014, 8:34 AM 26,251 Views 74 Comments

“Dreams of family and friends take me away and happiness fills my heart.”

Opinion: The killing and imprisonment of journalists should concern us all
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Opinion: The killing and imprisonment of journalists should concern us all

Aug 24th 2014, 8:30 AM 96 Views 34 Comments

Worrying press arrests in Ferguson and the grisly murder of James Foley underlines it is in all of our interests to ensure journalists can report without fear.

Opinion: The murder of James Foley will backfire spectacularly on Isis
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Opinion: The murder of James Foley will backfire spectacularly on Isis

Aug 23rd 2014, 7:00 PM 101 Views 181 Comments

Western powers were growing increasingly weary of military engagements in the Middle East – but this provocation will ensure a sustained, focused campaign to eliminate Isis.

Urgent action needed to avoid "massacre" in Iraq
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Urgent action needed to avoid "massacre" in Iraq

Aug 23rd 2014, 1:44 PM 6,749 Views 43 Comments

The UN says that the town of Amerli is seriously at risk.

To pay or not to pay? James Foley's death underscores an agonising dilemma
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To pay or not to pay? James Foley's death underscores an agonising dilemma

Aug 23rd 2014, 8:15 AM 9,489 Views 44 Comments

It is estimated that terrorists net about $120m between 2004 and 2012 in ransoms.